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Oliveira to be new Portugal manager

Antonio Oliveira is set to take over as coach of Portugal for the second time, replacing Humberto Coelho who resigned after the country's semi-final exit at Euro 2000.

The Portuguese sports newspaper Record reported on Wednesday that Gilberto Madail, president of the Portuguese Football Federation, will officially announce the decision during the next 48 hours.

In his previous spell as national boss, Oliveira guided Portugal to Euro 96, where they were knocked out at the quarter-final stage. He has also won two League championships at Porto.

Madail is expected to announce the decision after speaking with his technical committee. Although there is some resistance within the committee to Oliveira's appointment, it is expected that he will receive majority approval.

Personally I think it's a great decision. Afterall, the man does know what excellence is all about having coached FCP!
 

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Hey - we all make mistakes, right? :)

I think this is a good choice.

Next victim: Estonia!
 

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I really don't think that it makes a diiference who coaches the national team. Man, I can caoch them and win! Our team is solid in every position.

Viva Portugal
viva o Benfica
Boa Sorte Antonio Oliveira

Portugal 2002 World Cup Champs!!!
 

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Personally...

I'm rather disapointed in the Portuguese Football Federation for ignoring my pledge to consider Redeagle as the official water boy.

How long must our players suffer dehydration, muscle cramps, hamstring pulls, vomiting and halucinations before the federation recognizes the importance of quality water boys, like Redeagle?

I'm afraid, Comrades, as long the federation continues to ignore this "water boy" factor as a significant element of a succesful run for the ultimate goal of being world champs, we'll continue to fall just short.

Oh! Almost forgot, Oliveira will do just fine. :)

PS PORTO SUCKS!
 

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Yo, Oliveira!

Who's yo daddy?
 

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Personally I don't like the choice...He's coached the select team already and got us nothing playing a conservative game. Under Umberto the select team played an open game and got us great results.

Also the FPF is too damn political, that's the reason Umberto left. I mean the guy does an outstanding job and they still critiqued him.

As for me being the official waterboy I would gladly accept the job. I can also be the miracle spray man that comes to field when a player is injured sprays him and within seconds the player is bouncing and running. :D

Pila, perhaps you can be my assistant, you know be the ball boy or something...:D
 

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Forget being the spray boy!

I'd just like to ge me one of them, there, miracle-cure-all sprays, period.

That must be some great stuff, whatever it is. Break your leg, no problem. Just spray some of that stuff on the fracture and, voila! My only question is - why haven't they figured out how to use whatever ingrdients IN this stuff to cure cancer, yet?

And, yes! I'd love to be your assistant. In fact, that's why I nominated you to the Federation, IN THE FIRST PLACE. I figured, once you were in, you'd pull a few of your friends with you.

Well, so much for that.

Oliveira is fine, in my opinion. The guy isn't stupid, certainly he must have learned something from observing this year's team as well as from his past experience on the premature exit from the 96 competiton. The only concern is that he doesn't f*ck with the line up too much.


(But, first, we must destroy PORTO!)
 

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u think Oliveira will give some other guys chances? Namely Barbosa, Meira, Maniche, Leal, Bakero (please oh please!), Chainho and Domingos?
 
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If he's smart he'll give those guys chances, some current national team players are getting on in years like Paulo Bento for example, so players like Leal, Meira, Maniche, etc will BE the national team in the next few years, better to get them started early so they're established by 2002 and especially for 2004. Seems like common sense, but who knows what a coach will do?
 

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You guys are forgeting the best player in 3-4 years Mr.Delfim
Commitment 500%
Simao must get a better chance.
What do you guys think will be the team in 3-4 years time.
 

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I think Simao will be a big flop.....*unless* he gets some serious first team action this season and the following years...the young players I think will be the best in the future are:
Bakero (only if he grows up!), Delfim, Ricardo Silva, Candido Costa, Hugo Leal and Paulo Costa.
 
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I agree with Marcoa here, I really don't think Simao will amount to much if he stays at Barcelona. I know young guys like that go to these big clubs with big dreams and dollar signs in thier eyes, but it really is a bad career move to go to a team where they have little or no chance of getting into the starting line-up. Simao needs to return to Sporting or even go to a smaller Spanish club for the playing time.

I'm really looking forward to seeing a national team with guys like Delfim, Ricardo Silva, and Paulo Costa. I saw some of Portugal's highlights from the Toulon tournament and this Paulo Costa guy is a real gem! Hopefully he choses his career path wisely.
 

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"I can see it in my vision now...

Nuno Gomes has just fallen to the ground, complaiing of mild muscle pains. By the time Red Eagle runs into the pitch with a huge glass water bottle, the player has recovered - being up and ready to play. Red Eagle stumbles on a rat whole and BANG - the bottle hits Nuno's head leaving him KO.

The dirty water is still rolling down the strikers' face from the shattered glass, when running right after Red Eagle, comes Pila. He's carrying what seems to be a red insecticide can. He sprays a green viscous liquid in the players' face and legs. Unexpectedly the substance is rapidly absorbed by the players' skin.

Anxiously, the silent crowd expects something to happen, while Red Eagle is already hidden behind an adboard screaming in a squeaky voice: "It wasn't my fault! It wasn't my fault! They made me do it!" as a worried photographer pats his head.

All of the sudden, the player starts to move a finger strenuously, and after that all his limbs shake like JVA's knees when the bills come through the mail.

Then he stands up in a sudden move, and starts to sing 'La Marseillese' The song is only lasts ten seconds, after which the human creature - that once Nuno Gomes was - falls to the ground with violent and varied grotesque convulsions.

...Ten months later the doctors say he might be able to leave the wheel chair within the next decade. Meanwhile, Red Eagle and Pila were the most recent admissions in the local jail, but are probably going to be released by the police in front of a blood-thursty crowd."

Oh,
I think Oliveira should be a good choice. No visions on that, though.
 

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Oliveira should do well last time he was in charge the players weren't fully matured... Now we r saying Humberto is good i remeber before we were saying his **** calling him BOBO coelho etc...

Also J.Andrade is a quality player also Calado deserves a few more chances !!!

EDGAR
DIMAS I WANT HIM OUT
MADEIRA IS GONE THANK GOD
ALHANDRA IS GOOD AS WELL
R.SOUSA IF HE PLAYS 4 REAL
CHAINHO DESERVES A CHANCE...
 

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hey Santa..I like Figo and he's from Sporting, I love Beto and he's from Sporting, I like Delfim and he's from Sporting, don't forget Futre started in Sporting. So I don't buy that shi_t. I don't like Simao because I have never seen a Portuguese who promised so much do nothing. Somehow I feel that the story of Simao will be his promise..which sadly I don't think we'll ever get in full.
 

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GameRod are you psychic or something?? I had that same dream just the other night...except it wasn't Nuno Gomes I injured but Baia! :D

Some young blood will eventually make the top national squad for 2004. I'd say that for WC2002 if we make it, the squad will stay the same, maybe with the exception of the Defense and Bento. Also you can bet of FERNANDO MEIRA making the squad!

I don't like conservative coaches, and Oliveira is in this mode. I don't know if he carries the respect that Umberto had.

And the only people calling Umberto a BOBO were some of the Portistas who were not happy with the select team coach being a Benfiquista! But even they were proven wrong as the guy did everything he could to win Euro.
 

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actually the one who hated Coelho was me. And I ate my shoe for that one..but frankly I don't give a flaming fuc_k. During the Euro I was not a Portista in the least bit I was Portuguese......
 

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most people at sporting rated simao as better than figo. give the guy a break as he's only 20 and already had 2 seasons in a senior clubs first team - he's the same age as paulo costa btw and done so much more.
 
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